TikTok: Trump will ban Chinese video app in US

TikTok: Trump will ban Chinese video app in US He told reporters he could sign an executive order as early as Saturday.
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August 1, 2020 12:34
TikTok: Trump will ban Chinese video app in US

President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US.

He told reporters he could sign an executive order as early as Saturday.

US security officials have expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could be used to collect Americans' personal data.

TikTok has denied accusations that it is controlled by or shares data with the Chinese government.
The fast-growing app has up to 80 million active monthly users in America, and the ban would be a major blow for ByteDance.

"As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States,"  Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One.